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happened between 1850 and 1861, quick tour. bleeding kansas, kansas-nebraska bill, steven a. doug los, the political compromise of the bill, and it's brilliant. if you want to know why steven a. douglas was known for his political brilliance, read about him in 1850. that's when he became the great steven a. douglas. now, he was forever in slow and rapid after wards because he in effect by promoting the kansas-nebraska act years later, and essentially ofuated what had been achieved in the compromise of 1850. that, too, helped radicalize northerners. the blood in kansas that came out of the kansas-nebraska act helped radicalize northerners. john brown, harper's raid and other abolitionist activity radicalized northerners, and so it would certainly be wrong to suggest the compromise all by itself somehow was all that mattered in that decade. these other things were partly offshoots of it, but, again, war would have come in 1850 without it. hi. >> i was wondering if it's tough to deal with hypotheticals, but if you could comment on compromise would have been different or would have happen
that there was a beloved local sheriff named steven sorensen had been ambushed at a trailer in a remote town near lancaster in the city where i was visiting mark. it was quite a violent incident according to the early reports and by then it was an hour to after we had heard the first sirens. there were choppers flying around and six or seven different police agencies were converging with the huge and rapidly escalating manhunt. mark turned to me and said this sounds like your kind of story. he was sort of half joking but when joshua trees are involved i'm usually right there. even though i do break for sand and the desert is often the main character i don't respond to every siren i hear and i don't do that kind of reporting even though the story "desert reckoning" and ironically enough. i guess i have with this book. which took eight years by the way. at any rate we started watching the coverage as it unfolded that afternoon and it turned out that the two main characters involved were very compelling to me. there was a dedicated hermit donald cook who was a suspect in the shooting and he had fled after amb
such a delight to run into steven king, people who love words, love stories, believe. and -- who was done in anthology and volunteer to edit and give a story to an anthology to benefit 826, the dc1. [applause] these are people who care passionately about literature, about words, about freedom of speech and about bringing good stories to everybody. and i think if there's anything that i have ever wanted to do, i have to some degree succeeded and obviously to some degree fallen short of, it is the desire to be able to ride every kind of story that ever was and to write it for everybody. and who really do want it all and then i want to give it to you all, so thank you very much for this. [applause] [applause] >> goodnight. thank you so much for coming. [applause] [applause] "o.o.p.s." is the name of the book, steven frantzich steven frantzich who is oppressor of the u.s. naval academy is the author. what does it stand for? by observing our politicians stumble. i had the book idea but i woke up the middle of the night and said i have to have some sort of a grab on the title and so i tried all
douglas stepped out and forward dominic john paul stevens to replace them. in his hearing he was not asked a single question about abortion because he was not part of a political dialogue in the way that later became. the big issue, big change began in 198 1980 that goes with the election of ronald reagan ronald reagan brought with them to washington a very underrated figure in a recent american history, somehow i don't think gets his due as an important person. that's edwin meese because edwin meese at first was in flash and then attorney general. said look, there has been a liberal agenda at the supreme court. there needs to be a conservative agenda at the supreme court. what was that agenda? expand executive power and end racial preferences, speed up execution, welcome religion into the public sphere, and above all, reverse roe v. wade and allow states once again to ban abortion. a big part of the reagan revolution was the arrival of washington of a group of young and committed conservative lawyers who wanted to work in that, on behalf of that agenda, who were two of the best and the br
southerners, like davis and stevens. then he believed that the, this adamant opposition to territories had done its work with republicans, only elected one of them president. this award, and was chiefly a political matter. he said the united states was never going to read any more territory without republican conference. didn't need to put in place these four model obstacles to settlement. stewart also sought the republican victory in no small part as result of democratic invision. he judged the normal proclivities of american voters as democratic. but as you know in 1860, the democratic party divided. a known candidate and a southern candidate. that division which clearly edited republican. so would've felt, the democrats would reunite and cause republicans massive trouble and less the party could expand. seward want to reach out to the anti-secessionists and the upper importer south. seward bring these people to the republican party was not impossible, but essential. without a question, a number of them were quite willing to become republicans, coming to a party that emphasized the union
, i just someone was saying to me yesterday, i said to them when i was approached by steven spielberg to make the film. i had never heard of him. and they said, how is that possible. and i said, well, it's because i don't live in a life where i know the kl churl icons. and i don't. there are many things i just i don't relate to. so i don't know. >> how incognito can you be? >> i can be very incog tee know. behind these big glasses. are you kidding? >> unless you credit card with your name on it, you're . >> yeah. >> the attitude, you know. if you take the position that you just here. you're just a human being and, you know, all of this stuff that people think about you is their business. it really is. but you have a life, you know, that is satisfying to you. and i'm very much in to my dog. i have a little dog, a little your key, charlie. and honestly he is pretty much -- i do have new books coming out. >> we'll get to those. i want to ask about your most recent, the chicken chronicles. why did you name one of chickening a us in of god? >> i love the name. i decided to call her that. y
composed of the novelist joined carol oates in the psychologist steven pinker my colleague and historian simon. this award has always been a major national book price with a hosted outstanding previous winners including among so many others, langston hughes, zora neale hurston and even the reverend dr. martin luther king jr.. and now thanks to the vision, commitment and shared energy of one person, we now have a hot web site and live streaming video of our event, national press coverage and several cavorting lectures and presentations and you know who that one person is. she is the lifeblood of the anisfeld-wolf book awards, my dear friend and comrade mary louise khan. give it up for mary louise. stand up, mary louise. [applause] our annual ceremony has become an important event on cleveland social and intellectual calendar and that takes an entire team of people including ron of course but also cindy schultz. cindy, please stand up in the six other team members who have worked for months to create this evening. give it up for cindy. [applause] as married with louise put it to me just ye
because of people like steven king people who enjoy reading his books, and you have people that like reading about small-town maine but i think maine likes fiction, stories about their state and i think you know they want to read stories about states that are landlocked. i think if i would say anything, there are people who want a good story. you often see people in maine that may be wealthy but they were where flannel shirts and they don't show off their wealth. i think people, if i could say anything about the stories, they want people that are true, not flashy or surely so i can see them relating to this story about a simple people who go about their lives. i think the writers in maine, they take them what they know. i think writers will write about memoirs, families, historical things that have happened in maine whether it's more about the sea and our connection to maine is a great fishing tradition as well so i think mainers are like canadian, they love their sees tories so i think those real stories about our past, joshua chamberlain you know who was courageous during the civil
oates, psychologist steven pinker, my colleague. a historian, simon schama. this has always been a major national book prize with a host of us any previous winners, including among so many others, links to use, zora neale hurston, and the reverend or the king junior. and now, thanks to the vision, committed in sheer energy of one person, we now have a hot website and live streaming video of our event, national press club in several supporting lectures and presentations. you all know that one person is the lifeblood of the anisfield-wolf book awards, my dear friend and comrade, mary louise hunt. give it up for mary louise. stand up, mary louise. [applause] our annual ceremony has become an event in cleveland social intellectual calendar and that takes an entire team of people to pull off, including ron of course, but also sandy shoals. cindy, please stand up in the six other team members who have worked for months to create this evening. give it up to cindy. [applause] as mary louise put it to me just yesterday, and i quote an e-mail, making sure it's going to be here, she e-mailed me thr
and stevens port where his grave is and visit this broken down old mansion that is still there and visited his graff. -- grave its an interesting thing about holt. as much as he loved kentucky and his family and loved his family's values behind when he died he want god back. he did go back. there was some reconciliation after the war with one small branch of the family which happens to be the branch who -- the con temporary people i know and somehow did bring back him back to kentucky. he is right next to where his parents lived and where he was raised. >> in the book you write about him -- one of the review of the book says one of the new thicks you find out is about the perspective on the emancipation in kentucky. >> right. >> what is there that is new on that topic? >> well, i guess actually the border states in general have been pretty much neglected nap is kind of new ground. we keep going over the same old ground in civil war history a lot. >> but is always new ground, if you look around. and the border states have been neglected and the complexity of the border states is something that
>> we have been talking to steven frantzich and this is his newest book, "o.o.p.s." observing our politicians stumble. this is booktv on c-span. is. [applause] >> thank you david for ringing ancient history. elbow, elbow, wrist, rest, rest. that is the key. that is trivial information and just forget it when you go out the door. at such an honor to be here. having been an actress i am a recovered actress now in my right mind and my left brain but having been there for a long time i appreciate the wednesday morning club and all that they have done to create a first away sis in the desert that is hollywood so thank you for that, david. [applause] we also deeply appreciate all the amazing work that david david and david you are magnificent recently on how the news channels exposing the travesty of the current administration's policy leading up to libya and since then and i want to personally say thank you for being a fierce champion of liberty. thank you. [applause] it's also a great restoration weekend and if you have not been, please get the pamphlet out there. we had the opportuni
. we can look to senators ted stevens who fought world war ii together and representing opposite parties maintained a lifelong friendship. we can look at john mccain, bob kerrey, chuck hegel, john kerry who faced enormous challenges on returning home, took the lead in normalizing relationships with vietnam and helping to heal a wounded nation. it is our responsibility to uphold the legacy of those who have gone before us as we in keeping with the mission of the united states naval academy assume the highest responsibility of command and citizenship and government. thank you very much. [applause] >> we are going to make a quick transition to the front of the room to set up for the q&a by showing a brief video. q the video. we have been having some technical difficulties today. ladies and gentlemen, this video is called action. we encourage you to buy the book and joined the cause. thank you very much. >> our lives changed. we are prepared to serve in uniform but not sure how. responding to our nation's call, in harm's way, in the air, on the ground. >> we share stories of the last
mansion in washington that's completely gone, too but i've been to those places and then stevens port where his grave is and visited the broken-down old mansion. there's an interesting thing about holt that as much as he left kentucky and his family values behind, when he died he wanted to go back and there was some reconciliation with some small branch of the family which happens to be the branch whose contemporary people i know and somehow that did bring them back to kentucky where his parents used to live and where he was raised. >> in your book you write about him being dispatched to the west and one of the reviews of the book shows one of the new things you find out is about the perspective on emancipation in kentucky. what is there that's new on that topic? >> the border states in general have been pretty much neglected. that is kind of new ground. the old ground and civil war history there's always new ground and the complexity of the border states is something that's being examined a lot. it can kentucky state in the unit must have been a pro emancipation state. the state in t
until we are 18, steven scully and not work until you are 16 to the it's like there is a map for our lives that has been imposed upon us and the book urges us to think outside of the box and do things in a new way. in other words don't just accept what people tell you and consider different points of view. the title burden for breakfast is a window and urged to think less orthodox. and to attend new things. >> you also talk about the fact that morality in your view doesn't come from the state. one of the examples you use is something increased on your drain. >> i do dampen greece donley drain. that's funny that you mention that. i'm also a big fan of lard. i consume a lot in my biscuits and pancakes and cook all the time so that is another example. it's a good food, i love lard. i love fast food. everybody is down on fast food but i defended in this book. i love mcdonald's and taco bell and i'm crazy for wal-mart. i was watching a movie theater day featuring a century ago i had all these socialists and they were organized and making demands and what they wanted. what do they want? th
that a beloved local sheriff named deputy steven sorenson had been ambushed at a trailer in a relittle burb near lancaster, where i was visiting mark. it was quite a violent incident, according to the early reports, and by then this is just like an hour or two after we heard the first signs. there were choppers flying out and six or seven different police agencies were converging on the scene. it was a building manhunt, and mark said, sounds like your sort of story. but when joshua trees are involved i'm usually right there. i don't -- even though i do break for sand, much of my work is set in the mojave and the desert is often a main character. i don't do fire reporting, even though this story, desert reckoning, is a giant conflagration, ironically i don't do sign reporting but i guess i just have with this book, which took eight years, by the way. at any rate, we started watching the coverage as it unfolded, and turned out that the two main characters involved were very compelling to me. a dedicated her mitt, donald kueck, who was the suspect in the shooting and had fled after ambushing the sh
commentator for abc's good morning america, and paul schott stevens who is the ceo of the investment company institute will team up to discuss the future of retirement in this daunting economic environment they will stick to the current crop of retiring baby boomers and give saving strategies for the younger generation for those golden years far ahead. this will be a new program this is thursday year the commonwealth club in san francisco. tuesday october 2nd former connecticut senator chris dodd will be here in his new role as the chairman and ceo of the motion picture association of america. he will address how last technology has moved entertainment content to the cloud it's created economic challenges to both the industry and government protecting the rights of the 2.2 million cremators and makers in every state especially in california. and then three days later, friday october 5th, massachusetts congressman barney frank will be here for a luncheon program. i should tell you chris dodd is a 6 p.m. program also at the club in san francisco. friday october 5th, barney frank will be here f
yourself. >> steven hank, and i have no affiliation, i'm just retired. come to cato events all the time. i have a question considered outside the box. everything you're all saying sort of assumes that there should be cry criteria of some e administered by the university whether it's academic achievement, and i'd like to throw out to you why the idea that every other service provided in society is divvied up by price, and therefore when the people who most need it, who most need it determine they are willing to pay the price for the best education, and, in fact, a lot of times you have really brilliant people who have no need to go to university, and they are going to get very little out of things, and it may be the weakest student that may get the best, the most out of the education. my question to you is why is this ab sent any discussion what i just said of affirmative action or of education? it's pretty clear that the customers in the situation are really not customers. they are beneficiaries more than they are customers. >> okay. probably that should be directed to alan, the only remai
live is steven carter, and he is the author among many other books of this one, his most recent, "the impeachment of abraham lincoln: a novel." professor carter, what are -- there are two premises in here that i want to get to that are historically inaccurate. number one, abraham lincoln survives the assassination attempt and abraham lincoln is impeached. where did you come up with this? >> guest: i'll start by making clear in spite of the title, i'm a lincoln fan. this is not an argument on behalf of lincoln's impeachment, not a brief, but just a novel. as a lincoln fan and interested in power and history, it's a question that suggested itself. what if lincoln had survived, and what if, and my telling of political enemies, and he had many, including had his own party, 1865, they were looking for a way to get him out of the way, what if they tried to do the impeachment process? i built a courtroom drama/murder mystery around that. >> host: when did it occur to you it's a fun thing to do? >> guest: i don't know. i remember back in college, history major, undergraduate, and shadow
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